Seamus Mccarthy

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The additional spending came during a period of increased security concerns surrounding politicians. File photograph: The Irish Times

Spending on security measures at the homes of Ministers and other State officials like judges has more than tripled in the space of a year. Figures p(...)

The warning came from the Residential Tenancies Board as landlords can end tenancies if they plan to carry out a ‘substantial refurbishment’ of their property. Photograph: iStock

The Government’s new retrofitting scheme could become a “problem” as landlords may use it as a reason to end tenancies, the Residential Tenancies Boar(...)

The Comptroller and Auditor General, Seamus McCarthy: said a potential prior year adjustment in the HSE’s 2021 financial statements is being taken ‘very seriously’ by his office.  Photograph: Frank Miller

The Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) has said the HSE will be expected to explain any errors in its financial statements but cast doubt on t(...)

Robert Watt previously said he would waive what amounted to an €81,000 salary increase ‘until the economy begins to recover and unemployment falls’. Photograph: Collins Photos

Department of Health secretary general Robert Watt has refused to say if he is still waiving an €81,000 salary increase he got when he was appointed t(...)

Seamus McCarthy, Comptroller and Auditor General. Photograph: David Sleator

Voluntary hospitals failed to provide the Health Service Executive (HSE) with details it sought on procurement totalling more than €803 million, the D(...)

The man was arrested by detectives from the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau. File Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gardaí investigating allegations of corrupt practices at the Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board (ETB) have made their ninth arrest. Th(...)

Gardaí investigating alleged corrupt practices at the Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board (ETB) have arrested a man, bringing to eight th(...)

More than €200,000 incurred by body that will run National Children’s Hospital did not comply with State procurement rules

Members of the Dáil’s spending watchdog have raised questions about more than €200,000 worth of website and PR costs incurred by Children’s Health Ire(...)

‘We don’t buy the versions currently on the market, we buy second-hand versions that we ensure that any ability to operate wifi or to engage online is decommissioned’. Photograph: iStock

Prison authorities are sourcing older, second-hand models of games consoles to prevent inmates using internet enabled versions to communicate with peo(...)

The Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee report criticises Nama for failing to fully investigate links between Avestus, which was managing the loans for the agency, and the buyer. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The National Assets Management Agency (Nama) faces further grilling on a deal that TDs believe potentially cost taxpayers up to €29 million. Nama’s s(...)

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